Red

2009 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Central Coast
  • > Santa Barbara County
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Community Tasting Notes 67

  • Keith Clark Likes this wine: (90 points)

    June 27, 2015 - Pinkish-crimson, good colour although slightly cloudy. Nose of sweet juicy mixed berries with herbs and nettles and earthiness and then red pepper on the back of the nose; strong but nice - just typical pinot. Earthy red berries - raspberry, redcurrant, cranberries - but with some blackberry too, giving way to eucalyptus and spearmint. Medium bodied texture, but a long, lingering, gentle savoury finish with some red and white pepper. Stood up brilliantly to Iranian food with some spicy potatoes.

  • Deux Chevaux Likes this wine:

    February 24, 2015 - Our last bottle -- and same as our last bottle.

  • Deux Chevaux Likes this wine:

    December 14, 2014 - True to form, this has good acid and dusty fruit -- and a strong similarity to many years of prior vintages of this same bottling. Our favorite new world at this price.

  • SheddVA Likes this wine: (89 points)

    November 28, 2014 - Well balanced, especially at price point.

  • Onthelees Likes this wine: (89 points)

    July 15, 2014 - Very much like my previous note. Savory is the right word for this wine. This is a Pinot that you hold in your hand and savor the passage of flavors from cherry to earth to acid to herbal finish. There is something in that long herbal finish that invites your mind to linger. That alone is worth the purchase.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2010, IWC Issue #153 (link)

    (Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Au Bon Climat
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Barbara County
  • UPC Code 850755000042

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 122 (19%)
  • Consumed 534 (81%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

94% Like It  18 votes